Surviving the City

Surviving the City

Graphic Novel - 2018
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"Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, resilience, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape - they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't? Colonialism and the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People are explored in Natasha Donovan's beautiful illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781553797562
Branch Call Number: SPI 2019-03
Characteristics: 54 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Donovan, Natasha - Illustrator

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vm510 Jul 16, 2019

Good short graphic novel that follows two Indigenous teenage girls in Canada. It's a story about friendship and separation - but its backdrop is the huge problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women (stolen sisters). I wish this was longer and discussed the girls' berry fast + full moon + learning about their heritage from their families.

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